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Ensuring a thorough bedikah

24 October, 2008

Question:

When doing a hefsek or any of the bedikos, is there any problem if during the examination I not only go in a downward motion but reach my finger back up if I don't feel I examined well enough when my finger was higher?


Answer:

Not only is there no problem, it is commendable for you to reach back up gently if you are sure you missed a spot. 

Unfortunately, sometimes women become very concerned about their bedikot, second guessing themselves.  Bedikot that are too deep or go on for too long can lead to injury and are best avoided.  We suggest you concentrate on doing a thorough job initially, and rely on that.


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